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CENTER OF GRAVITY AND CENTROID (Chapter 9) Today’s Objective : a) Understand the concepts of center of gravity, center of mass, and centroid. b) Be able to determine the location of these points for a system of particles or a body. In-Class Activities : Applications Center of gravity, etc. Determine their location Examples and questions
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APPLICATIONS To design the structure for supporting a water tank, we will need to know the weights of the tank and water as well as the locations where the resultant forces representing these distributed loads are acting. How can we determine these weights and their locations?
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(continued) One concern about a sport utility vehicle (SUVs) is that it might tip over while taking a sharp turn. One of the important factors in determining its stability is the SUV’s center of mass . Should it be higher or lower for making a SUV more stable? How do you determine
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course CHEM 141 taught by Professor Freeman during the Spring '10 term at Columbia SC.

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